THE ISSUE: Complete and robust diagnosis coding has never been as critical to a medical group’s success as in today’s HCC coding world—yet electronic charge capture in the EMR and clinical documentation improvement (CDI) initiatives aren’t enough to ensure success. CMS has mapped approximately 9,500 individual ICD-10 codes to 79 Hierarchal Condition Categories (HCCs). Under pay-for-value programs, payers rely almost exclusively on these codes to project the costs of treating your patients based on relative health risk. If the diagnosis information on your insurance claims isn’t accurate and complete, the HCC coding won’t be accurate, either—and you won’t be properly paid for the cost of caring for your patients.
To help ensure appropriate HCC coding, RCxRules automatically assesses the HCC history of patients before they arrive for scheduled appointments, alerting providers and care coordinators when individuals require special attention. RCxRules then reviews 100% of the diagnosis codes coming out of your EMR, in real time, to ensure that the expected HCC codes get captured—and flags any encounter that lacks the appropriate diagnosis specificity, so your coders can review and correct it.
Instead of manually reviewing every encounter, your coders can focus only on those that actually need to be corrected.
And by flagging inaccurate HCC coding, RCxRules also helps your organization educate providers on improving their clinical documentation and their understanding of diagnosis coding.
RCxRules helps you meet the requirements of today’s pay-for-value programs, including:
RCxRules contains the complete set of CMS Diagnosis coding rules and the full mapping of ICD-10 codes to the 79 Hierarchical Condition Categories, ensuring that clinical encounters have the appropriate and specific diagnosis codes necessary to derive an accurate HCC score.
The RCxRules HCC Coding and Diagnosis Specificity module:
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“Clean, accurate financial data drives strong performance across our organization. With RCxRules, the processing of charges from our clinical systems is now highly automated. With more accurate data in our financial system, we have dramatically reduced denials and improved staff efficiency. This helps us continue to improve the level of service we provide to our physician customers, which is essential given today’s competition. I don’t see how we could produce these results without RCxRules.”
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